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Fibonacci Mosaic box #5: Further grouting experiments

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 09-30-2013 11:12 AM 1254 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Just what I always wanted Part 5 of Fibonacci Mosaic box series Part 6: Results of caulk experiment »

It only just occurred to me that the store I work in sells this

According to the data sheet it is a blend of Acrylic polymers and selected fillers, it can take sanding and finishes and it has a shelf life of a year. Its also white and only costs £2 a tube (a lot cheaper than Acrylic resin + pigment). Being ready to apply there is no messy mixing. I already have a gun for applying it

The pre-cut tip of the dispensing nozzle has a 3 mm aperture, just about right.

I may also try knife application and mixing in acrylic paint to colour it. Of course all this may not work but that’s what experimentation is all about. Finding out for yourself.

So I’m off to make some patterns to experiment on.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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amagineer

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 12:53 PM

I will look for the US equivalent. Thanks for the tip.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 01:00 PM

It’s also available in a small range of colours to save on adding pigment.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 03:07 PM

I am also gonna check and see if my local stores carry it. Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 06:11 PM

Nice to see the possibilities. :) I will be watching to see what comes next!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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